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Meet The Australian Surfer Family Being Compared To The Kardashians


To be Instagram famous (also known as having over a million followers) these days is actually quite straightforward. Be good looking, have a great body, and flaunt it on social media! Voila! A million followers! While not all of us are so physically gifted, some of us have to rely on our talents and charm to accrue a following.

But the old saying goes: ‘Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard, but hard work and talent is unbeatable.’ So applying that to being Instagram famous, if you have talent and aesthetics, well that’s almost unbeatable!

Meet the Australian sisters who are being compared to the Kardashian family.

The Coffey sisters are a group of sisters ranging from 22 to 13 years of age. They have amassed nearly 2 million followers combined with eldest, Ellie-Jean, in the lead with 700,000 followers.

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The girls admit that they understand the comparison between them and the Kardashians but are quick to point out the difference.

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In an interview, they acknowledge that they are similar in their ‘family units’ but follow up by saying that they are not ‘fabulously wealthy’ and ‘are talented.’

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And talented they are since Ellie-Jean and 17 year old, Holly-Daze, are both competitive surfers.

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In fact, the sisters are competing in the Australian Open of Surfing in Sydney as wildcards!

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In addition to the good-looks, and family unit, the resemblance to the Kardashians doesn’t stop there! There are two other sisters and a brother forming the rest of this family unit, Jackson, 21, Ruby-Lee 16 and Bonnie-Lou 13.

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The sisters are also a part of IMG modelling and have amassed a wide variety of sponsors, most notably with Billabong, SurfStitch, Dakine and VonZipper.

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The 7 member family are regularly seen in local line-ups and on Australia’s beautiful beaches. The sisters, as well as Jackson, hope to continue their careers in surfing and all aspire to reach the upper echelon of the surfing world.

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